November 28, 2018 GMT
Five interesting facts about French toast
Have some on hump day
Wednesday is Nov. 28, and also French Toast Day on the calendar.
Not its only name
French toast is also known as “German toast,” “eggy bread,” “gypsy toast” and “Poor Knights of Windsor.”
Stale bread superior
Bread and eggs are the primary ingredients, and staler bread is preferred because it better absorbs the eggs before the mixture is fried.
Not a French original
The origins of French toast have been traced to a recipe from 300 or 400 AD and a food consumed by Ancient Romans.
Best at breakfast?
French toast is primarily a popular breakfast dish, although it’s also served as a dessert.